Walsh is now among the first communities to tap into phone or video physician visits.
When you feel a little under the weather, the thought of getting dressed, driving to a clinic and waiting hours to be seen by a doctor can be a daunting one. For the residents of Walsh, there’s a quicker, easier solution in sight—telemedicine.
Because Texas governor Greg Abbott recently signed a new Texas teleheath law, there are no longer restrictions on doctor-patient video consultations, and Walsh is at the vanguard of communities taking advantage of this program. Members of the Walsh homeowners association can speak with a Texas board-certified physician through online video or phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for only $8 a month.
“Curating amenities that support a small-town experience is critically important to our vision for residents’ life at Walsh,” said Tony Ruggeri, co-CEO of Republic Property Group, the development company building Walsh. “Telehealth is the modern-day house call: friendly, inexpensive and convenient.”
A telehealth appointment is ideal for non-emergency treatment on holidays, nights, weekends, or any other time an ER visit is inconvenient. Physicians available through the program work with patients to diagnose short-term or acute illnesses, recommend treatment, or even call in a prescription when medically necessary.
A dedicated HOA portal allows Walsh residents to sign up, and services are administered by New Benefits, a leading provider of non-insured benefit programs. At just $8 a month for a family membership (less than $100 a year), residents also receive health advocacy benefits to help them navigate complex healthcare and insurance systems.
Those looking for an appointment simply request a consultation from any smart phone or computer, with a call back occurring within the average time window of 10 minutes or less. With no fee per consultation and a wide network of doctors vetted and provided by Teladoc® (a national leader in telehealth services), patients can be secure that their treatment is both thorough and time-efficient.
Because Walsh is invested in the health of your entire family, developers are also pursuing a telemedicine program that would connect nurses at Aledo ISD elementary schools with pediatric doctors at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth.
That’s enough to make anyone feel better.
Disclaimers: Teladoc does not replace the primary care physician. Teladoc does not guarantee that a prescription will be written. Teladoc operates subject to state regulation and may not be available in certain states. Teladoc does not prescribe DEA controlled substances, non-therapeutic drugs and certain other drugs which may be harmful because of their potential for abuse. Teladoc physicians reserve the right to deny care for potential misuse of services.